1990 Cabernet Sauvignon

Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker Notes
This wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, including estate-owned grapes from the Rutherford Bench and Stags Leap District; 10% estate-owned Merlot and 5% estate-owned Cabernet Franc, both from our Rutherford Bench vineyard. The 1990 growing season was characterized by warm days and unusually cool nights, providing optimum conditions for photosynthesis and grape maturation. Fruit ripened slowly and steadily, and from a production standpoint the pace of the harvest probably contributed as much to the overall quality of the vintage as the near-perfect condition of the grapes.